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9999, poster for Space Electronic’s nightclub
A poster from the British band Audience, who played several times at Space Electronic.
Watching Living Theatre perform Paradise Now on the Space Electronic dancefloor, 1969.
The S-Space (School for Expanded Conceptual Architecture), which took place on the daytime dancefloor of Space Electronic.
Inside the Space Electronic venue, with the parachute purchased from San Francisco and washing machine drums as seating.
The overhead projectors using to project images onto the internal walls of Space Electronic.
A night at Space Electronic
For the 1971 Mondial festival 9999 created a lake in the basement, in order to help bring man closer to nature.
Inside the Space Electronic nightclub – this image inspired Ben Kelly’s design for the Space Electronic: Then and Now installation.
More experimentation inside refrigerators for the S-Space school.
For the Mondial festival 9999 also created a vegetable garden inside the nightclub.
Vegetable garden installed on the Space Electronic dance floor for 1971’s Mondial festival, a co-production with Superstudio.
9999’s collage ‘Vegetable Garden House’ “environment” for MoMA’s 1972 Italy: New Domestic Landscape exhibition
Music on stage at Space Electronic
9999 and family sitting inside the vegetable garden.